I can't say enough great things about IKEA! my husband and I both have a pretty contemporary style. We also are both teachers, which leaves our wallets pretty slim! IKEA is a great solution for both! We find so many awesome, interesting ideas for design and home products. When we got married, we bought almost all of our apartments furnishings there - very cool! My favorite things are definitely their dishes and their lighting! I dream of having a kitchen like one of theirs one day!